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  1. UBC is based on your average, so you just add together your % for all 300 and 400 level courses and then divide by however many. I think this admissions cycle they're looking at your last 15 300 and 400 level courses. ORPAS is a bit more complicated and uses GPA. I've found this website to be really helpful: https://www.whatsmygpa.ca/
  2. Hey! I just spoke to someone in the OT department at UBC because I found the wording on their website kind of confusing, but he clarified it's the average they're looking at. I have a 65% in a 300 level course and thought I was ineligible, but that's not the case! Also, it's changed around a bit this year, they're looking at your last 15 300/400 level courses for the admissions average.
  3. Hey everyone! I've been strategizing where I should apply to this year and I can't decide if it's worth the money to apply to UBC for OT. Averaging all of my 300 and 400 level courses I have an 81.94% (to be exact). What do you think?
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    GPA for 2019 admission

    I would say for OT somewhere between a 3.7-3.8 sGPA would be considered competitive. I applied to Queen's and UofT last admission cycle and was rejected from both. My sGPA was a 3.53 and my cGPA was a 3.28.
  5. Hey! I'm just wondering if anyone is taking the online physiology and/or anatomy at Dal. I'm taking physiology right now and thought it might be nice to connect with someone who is in the same boat!
  6. mccannjx01

    PHYL 1000 Dalhousie

    Hey! Did you end up taking this course? If so, how did it go?
  7. Hey everyone! I was skimming through job boards and came across a few OT listings from the US where they advertise tuition reimbursement as part of their hiring package, one was up to 35k! Does anyone know of any sort of tuition reimbursement programs for OT/PT in Canada? Or, do you think Canadian applicants would be eligible for tuition reimbursement for jobs in the US?
  8. It definitely helped, thanks! I sent you a message!
  9. Hey there! If you don't mind me asking, I'm curious to know more about your volunteering in South Africa? How did you come across this awesome opportunity?
  10. First of all, congrats to everyone that got in this year! Especially to those that have faced previous rejections. Your hard work has finally paid off! Unfortunately, I was rejected from both of the OT programs that I applied for. In hindsight, I realize just how uncompetitive my stats were (sGPA 3.53, cGPA 3.28). I plan on taking a couple of courses in the summer and returning full-time in the fall to bring up my GPA as much as possible before the 2019 cycle. I should be able to bring it up around the 3.7-3.75 range. My question is, do you think it would be advantageous to complete an honours degree? I have a B.A. in English and I would need to complete about 7 more courses in order to fulfill the honours requirements. Or would I be better off simply taking as many courses as possible to raise my GPA without the added stress of completing an honours thesis? I've heard from different profs that grad schools tend to favour honours degrees. Thanks in advance!
  11. I just received my rejection email from UofT.
  12. Does anyone see anything in ORPAS? Mine is still blank, and I haven't received an email!
  13. UofT apparently doesn't have a "cut-off." On their website, it says they will review all applications that meet the minimum 3.0 required, however, they follow that by saying it is "extremely difficult to get an offer of admissions with less than a 3.5-3.7." On another page, it says the average admission GPA was a 3.7 for previous years.
  14. I plan on going to see Deadpool 2 tomorrow! I figure if I don't get in, it'll be a good way to cheer me up, but if I do get in, it'll be a good way to celebrate!
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